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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - EMPRESS/CROWN COACHES/ABUS OF BRISTOL

Last Updated : February 9th 2017 (brought up-to-date)

Photo Archive

This page lists all Bristol VRs, REs and LHs known to have been operated by Crown Coaches and/or Abus including links to all photos currently in my collection showing the liveries carried by individual vehicles. If you have any further information or photos I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold

Photos
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Notes
AWU108G
LH/235
4/1979 (Parnham of Ludgershall)
8/1979 (Delaney of Bristol)
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PPH471R VRT/SL3/775 5/1987 (Badgerline 6510) 5/2001 (Preserved)
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Photos : SH Binns, Dave Beardmore, John Hammond
 
PPH465R VRT/SL3/753 6/1987 (Badgerline 6504) 1/1999 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Ian Kirby
Loaned to Bakers of Weston-Super-Mare, 7/1993
PPH474R VRT/SL3/778 6/1987 (Badgerline 6513) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Rob Sly
Burnt out, 7/1993
PPH468R VRT/SL3/772 7/1987 (Badgerline 6507) 8/1987 (Lonsdale Coaches of Heysham)
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PPH472R VRT/SL3/776 7/1987 (Badgerline 6511) 11/2000 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Steve White, Rob Sly
 
HHW921L RELL3/1832 6/1991 (Badgerline 1308) 3/1992 (Tanat Valley of Pentrefelin)
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Photo : Rob Sly
 
NFB113R VRT/SL3/472 9/1993 (Bristol Omnibus 5077) 4/2010 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Modelstone Bus Club, John Hammond
 
BKE860T VRT/SL3/1901 3/1996 (South Coast Buses 760) 4/1996 (Bugler of Bristol)
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ELJ213V VRT/SL3/2095 5/1996 (South Coast Buses 693) 10/1998 (Castle Buses of Speke)
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Photo : BVRES Collection
Operated briefly on behalf of Abus by LS Bus, Bristol, 8/1998, before onward sale to Castle Buses
KRU841W VRT/SL3/2553 9/1996 (Hampshire Bus 441) 10/1998 (Castle Buses of Speke)
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Photo : P Smith
 
KRU844W VRT/SL3/2556 5/1997 (Hampshire Bus 444) 9/1998 (Westward Travel of Kingswood)
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GGM82W VRT/SL3/2646 6/1997 (Stagecoach Hants & Surrey 7962) 12/1998 (SCRAPPED)
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SWW301R VRT/SL3/569 8/1997 (Carver, Ellesmere Port) by 12/1999 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Terry Lawson, Allan Macfarlane
 
TPE156S VRT/SL3/1185 9/1997 (Stagecoach South 7950) 10/1997 (Westward Travel, Kingswood)
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HHW920L RELL3/1831 9/1997 (Preserved 3/2005 (Preserved)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore
 
OAE954M RELL3/1954 2/1998 (Anslow of Garndiffaith) Current (5/2015)
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Photo : David Oakley
Renovated and repainted, 12/2006. Considered to be in preserved status
GTX746W VRT/SL3/2579 6/1998 (Midland Red South 941) 1/1999 (New York Apple Tours 153)
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Photo : Steve Clements
 
AET187T VRT/SL3/1867 7/1998 (Stagecoac South 787) 9/1998 (Kinch of Minety)
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Photo : Paul Jones
 
KOO791V VRT/SL3/2271 10/1998 (Badgerline 5553) 1/2006 (Exported)
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Photos : Dave Beardmore, Ken Baker
 
KOO793V VRT/SL3/2273 11/1998 (Badgerline 5554) 1/2006 (Chepstow Classic Buses)
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Photos : John Hammond, Ian Kirby
 
XHK222X VRT/SL3/3033 1/1999 (Badgerline 5563) 10/2009 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : John Hammond, Allan Macfarlane
Withdrawn following an accident, 7/2005
EWS741W VRT/SL3/2930 4/1999 (Badgerline 5533) 11/2004 (Classic Bus West Nederland)
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Photos : Andrew Fear, Andy Mitchell
 
MOU747R VRT/SL3/448 5/1999 (Bristol Omnibus 5073) 11/2004 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Douglas Baker, Ian Kirby
 
JWV269W VRT/SL3/2871 6/1999 (Hampshire Bus 7369) 8/2001 (Chepstow Classic Buses)
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Photo : Paul Jones
On loan from Chepstow Classic Buses throughout period of operation
FDV839V VRT/SL3/2435 11/1999 (Chepstow Classic Buses) 8/2001 (Chepstow Classic Buses)
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Photo : Allan Macfarlane
On loan from Chepstow Classic Buses throughout period of operation
TFN987T VRT/SL3/1579 5/2000 (London Coaches BW87) 7/2000 (Bristol Television Film Services)
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Operated in allover white livery
STW33W VRT/SL3/2815 9/2000 (First Bristol 5560) 1/2006 (Chepstow Classic Buses)
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Photo : Simon Jennings
 
AHW198V VRT/SL3/2349 10/2000 (First Bristol 5147) by 10/2005 (Non-PCV)
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Photo : Rob Sly
 
KOO792V VRT/SL3/2272 4/2001 (Badgerline 5551) 3/2006 (Non-PCV)
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Photo : Andy Mitchell
Loaned to Western Greyhound, Newquay, 6/2001 and to Westward Travel, Bristol, 1-2/2006
EWS739W VRT/SL3/2925 9/2001 (First Bristol 5531) 11/2008 (Preserved)
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Photo : Allan Macfarlane
 
XHK221X VRT/SL3/3032 8/2002 (Badgerline 5562) Current (6/2016)
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Photos : Derrick Cuff, Allan Macfarlane
 
NFW37V VRT/LL3/147 2/2003 (Cedar Coaches of Bedford) 5/2004 (Non-PCV)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore
 
UFW38W VRT/LL3/148 2/2003 (Cedar Coaches of Bedford) 9/2004 (Exported)
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Photo : Jevon Smith
 
AFB592V LH/1600 5/2003 (Exported) 10/2004 (Preserved)
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Photo : Michael Wadman
 

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